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Even if you are not the scientific type, this place is highly enjoyable though more so if you are... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Panadda S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Fun for up to 10 yrs

Nicely laid out. Well maintained. Wooden outdoor playground has a lot for kids. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Buffalo, New York
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“science center”(16 reviews)
“all ages”(22 reviews)
The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers visitors of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, an outdoor science...more
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601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3507
+1 607-272-0600
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Reviewed 20 December 2006

I was visiting Ithaca with my husband and children. My husband was visiting on business and we were tagging along. I needed something to do with the children ages 3 years and 4 months old while my husband was in his meetings. The Sciencenter was...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Even if you are not the scientific type, this place is highly enjoyable though more so if you are young or young at heart. My 12 year old son had to be dragged away in the end - I think he could probably have easily...More

1  Thank Panadda S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Nicely laid out. Well maintained. Wooden outdoor playground has a lot for kids. Very nice educational and fun gift shop.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It was a rainy day. So, we chose the science center to visit. I was worried that the activities here would be too young for my nephews and niece, ages 11 and 9, but they LOVED it, even us adults! We spent 4 hours here...More

Thank Shan L
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I made an impromptu visit here as we came to the area to visit the start parks, it was down pouring rain when we arrived so we decided to come to the Sciencenter with our teenage boys. We all had a great...More

Thank Travelbutterfly5
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My grandchildren love this place. There are so many things to do and learn. The area for toddlers and preschoolers keeps the little ones busy, and the older ones (up to age 9 or 10) can explore hands-on exhibits that are really fun.

Thank CayugaCarolyn
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

During our most recent visit to the area, I took my 2 yr old son to the Sciencecenter. There was a small area for toddlers to play inside and an unkept playground for there age group. The place was pretty busy with families snd camp...More

1  Thank relaxuremind
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have an annual membership to the Sciencenter and my two year old absolutely loves it. We have been many times, and she never gets bored of it. We had her birthday party here a few months ago, and it was a great time (although,...More

Thank Meganmf5
Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you, for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy your time at the Sciencenter. We appreciate your support! I will pass your thoughts about our birthday party length along to our Manager of Guest Relations. Thank you again and...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I learned a lot here and my kids had a blast (while learning stuff at the same time). Very friendly staff and clean facility.

Thank Ron C
Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for the review, Ron. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We read in the description that the science center was for all ages, so we took our older autistic clients. It was a nice place, but I would recommend it only for kids under 12.

1  Thank Clickchicky
Reviewed 26 April 2018

My husband, mother-in-law, 2 yr. old and I visited here and we had such a great time. They had a lot to offer on things to do. My little girl had a lot of fun. I had a blast! They have an outdoor play area...More

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Sciencenter, Public Relations Manager at Sciencenter, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you all again soon.

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24 May 2017|
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Response from Sciencenter | Property representative |
Yes. The Sciencenter offers several different annual membership levels to meet your needs. Please visit our website (link on our page) or give us a call at 607-272--0600 and we would be happy to help.
19 August 2016|
Response from Sciencenter | Property representative |
Admission to the Sciencenter is $8 for adults (ages 18+), $6 for children (ages 2 - 17), and $7 for seniors (ages 65+) We look forward to seeing you soon.